Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games of 2022. In a surprising move, the release date of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has been moved up to July, from the previously planned September 2022 release window. Nintendo announced the move with a new trailer.
Recently, more games have been postponed but Monolith Soft, the Xenoblade Chronicles 3 developer, has different plans for the game as Nintendo officially announces the preponement of the title. Players will be able to get their hands on them soon.
This adds another incredible title to Nintendo Switch’s already great year where players are waiting for the return of Kirby, Breath of the Wild 2, and new Pokemon games. Find out when Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is coming to Nintendo Switch here.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Release Date Moved to July 2022
Previously, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, a sci-fi open-world action RPG was planned to launch on Nintendo Switch in September 2022. Now, in a very surprising move, Nintendo has moved up the release date of the game to July 2022.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s official release date is now Friday, July 29, 2022. Nintendo announced the release date today, where a new trailer also debuted for the game. The trailer also revealed details about a special edition of the game.
169 days till Xenoblade Chronicles 3! pic.twitter.com/HoHseRZkYK
— Days Till Xenoblade 3 (@XC3_Countdown) April 14, 2022
In the announcement, the publisher didn’t mention the exact reason for the preponement of the game. We don’t need that either. We should only be excited that the game will be available soon.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 New Trailer Reveals Key Details
The new Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailer reveals key details about the game’s characters and crucial mission, alongside the new and confirmed release date. The upcoming game in the popular JRPG series will take place after the events of Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
“Life” will be the central theme of the next installment in the Xenoblade Chronicles series. You will play as the protagonists Noah and Mio amidst the disturbances between the nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters from the nations will come together to discover the truth behind the conflict.
They’ll set their eyes on Swordsmarch, which is a land pierced by a giant sword. The trailer showcases the background of the group’s journey in Aionios, which is a futuristic fictional world. You can also have the first look at the battle system of the game in the trailer.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Trailer Also Confirms a Special Edition
The conclusion of the latest Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailer confirms the arrival of a Special Edition of the game It will be exclusively sold at the My Nintendo Store in North America. The copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Special Edition will include the following perks:
- Package artwork from Masatsugu Saito
- A full-color 250+ pages hardcover Art Book
- A Steel Case
The details of the pre-order for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will likely be available soon. We will keep you updated. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is already available for pre-order on Best Buy for $59.99. However, it isn’t available on the official Nintendo Store yet.
Will Xenoblade Chronicles 3 be exclusive to Nintendo Switch?
Yes, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, just like its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (launched in 2017), which was exclusively available on Switch.
The game is currently under development by Monolith Soft and Nintendo will publish it. Players will only be able to try out the upcoming Sci-fi RPG only on Nintendo’s handheld console. The Xenoblade Chronicles series is one of the most successful franchises for Nintendo, alongside the Legend of Zelda and Pokemon.
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